Several either brave, stupid or bored at home MBH members met tonight to, for some of us, take the first sea swim of the year – The tide was a good ‘un, the sea was calm and clear – but was it cold?
Last years first swims turned your lips blue and you couldn’t feel your hands or feet till the next day!
Still having a dodgy shoulder and not supposed to be swimming till June at least, I thought I’d just get wet – AD was beaming at the thought of getting back in that open water, Jeremy sported a new wetsuit after learning his lesson at last years Yacht Inn swim by not wearing one at all, Surfdragon turned up with no hat, goggles and the wrong wet suit (brought his surf one) but one thing we all seemed to agree on was that the wetsuits, whilst hanging through the winter, had somehow shrunk??!
In we went and I must say it was really quite pleasant, not that cold at all, Brooksy and Neddie went steaming on out to the first bouy followed by everyone else – onto the second bouy and out to the yellow cross.
45 minutes later and it was into the Yacht for the obligatory post swim pint – job done!
So that’s our Wednesday evenings sorted till October with the odd cycling time trial or Tehidy duathlon for good measure.
Roll on next week